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9th Oct '17 7:11:05 PM PaulA
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* In ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' the cast saved their building and in following seasons put on a show as a charitable gesture meant to entertain the people at the local Senior Citizens' center every New Year's Eve.

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* In ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' Time|1975}}'' the cast saved their building and in following seasons put on a show as a charitable gesture meant to entertain the people at the local Senior Citizens' center every New Year's Eve.
9th Oct '17 6:40:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' the cast saved their building and in following seasons put on a show as a charitable gesture meant to entertain the people at the local Senior Citizens' center every New Year's Eve.

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* In ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' the cast saved their building and in following seasons put on a show as a charitable gesture meant to entertain the people at the local Senior Citizens' center every New Year's Eve.
11th Sep '17 6:45:05 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', the school the main characters go to didn't have enough prospective students coming in and was going close, so Honoka made an idol group in order to draw people to their school since school idols were popular.

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* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', the school the main characters go to attend didn't have enough prospective students coming in and was going close, so Honoka Kousaka made an a school idol group in order to draw people to their school since school idols were popular.
11th Sep '17 6:43:27 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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* In ''Franchise/LoveLive'', the school the main characters go to didn't have enough prospective students coming in and was going close, so Honoka made an idol group in order to draw people to their school since school idols were popular.
6th Sep '17 11:45:31 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/ActionHeroineCheerFruits'' has this as the show's basic premise. Set in a Japanese town with a failing economy, the StudentCouncilPresident (who's also the mayor's niece) joins with a group of her classmates to put on {{Tokusatsu}} stage shows and become the town's mascots; their goal is to revive the town's dying tourist trade within six months and save it from being absorbed by a nearby city.
9th Jan '17 2:01:33 AM Ingonyama
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* In ''Nunsense'' (1985), the Little Sisters of Hoboken, having fallen on hard times put on a show to pay for a sries of funerals. [spoiler: Most of the congregation fell victim to a tainted vichyssoisse, due to a lack of funds several of the bodies are still in the freezer.]

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* In ''Nunsense'' (1985), the Little Sisters of Hoboken, having fallen on hard times put on a show to pay for a sries series of funerals. [spoiler: [[spoiler: Most of the congregation fell victim to a tainted vichyssoisse, due to a lack of funds several of the bodies are still in the freezer.]]]
16th Nov '16 9:53:03 PM JeddtheJedi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'', Buster Moon the koala puts together a singing competition to save his theater, which is in disrepair and about to be foreclosed on.
10th Nov '16 10:10:19 AM StFan
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-->-- '''[[Creator/JudyGarland Patsy Barton]]''', ''Babes In Arms''

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-->-- '''[[Creator/JudyGarland Patsy Barton]]''', ''Babes In in Arms''



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': The movie concludes with the campers deciding to invite the camp's alumni to a gala in the Crystal Cave, including a concert by the Rainbooms. They use it as a fundraiser to pay for Camp Everfree's debts to Filthy Rich.



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* Film/BabesInArms, with Creator/JudyGarland and MickeyRooney, of course. And it's hardly the only one they did.
** In fact, one of the ''That's Entertainment!'' films did a FullyAutomaticClipShow where Rooney's characters from his films suggested they put on a show.

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* Film/BabesInArms, ''Film/BabesInArms'', with Creator/JudyGarland and MickeyRooney, of course. And it's hardly the only one they did.
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did. In fact, one of the ''That's Entertainment!'' films did a FullyAutomaticClipShow where Rooney's characters from his films suggested they put on a show.



* A form of...er...show is the one that forms the end of ''Film/TheFullMonty''...

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* [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn A form of...er...show show]] is the one that forms the end of ''Film/TheFullMonty''...



* In ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'' the titular play is put on to save the drama class from budget cuts.

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* In ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'' ''Film/Hamlet2'' the titular play is put on to save the drama class from budget cuts.



* The main plot of the ''HannahMontana'' movie.

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* The ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Avonlea]]'' miniseries.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' did this more than once, including the episode in which the family stages "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" in the backyard to raise money for a gift for a teacher.
** They basically did this in TheMovie too.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' did this more than once, including the episode in which the family stages "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" in the backyard to raise money for a gift for a teacher.
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teacher. They basically did this in TheMovie too.



** This was a popular trope in the Land of Norman Lear. ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/{{Maude}}'' did similar charity amateur-hour episodes.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' did this quite a few times, usually for Mr. Grace's birthday.
** In later seasons they seemed to happen more often, seemingly as an excuse to get Mrs Slocombe and Mr Humphries into ridiculous outfits and flamboyant dresses, even if it made no sense in context of the show.

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** * This was a popular trope in the Land of Norman Lear. ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/{{Maude}}'' did similar charity amateur-hour episodes.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' did this quite a few times, usually for Mr. Grace's birthday.
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birthday. In later seasons they seemed to happen more often, seemingly as an excuse to get Mrs Slocombe and Mr Humphries into ridiculous outfits and flamboyant dresses, even if it made no sense in context of the show.






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* ''{{Babes in Arms}}''. Note that, although it shares this trope with the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney movie it inspired, it's got a completely different score, plot and set of characters.

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* ''{{Babes ''Babes in Arms}}''.Arms''. Note that, although it shares this trope with the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney movie it inspired, it's got a completely different score, plot and set of characters.






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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', but they weren't trying to save anything. Mr. Krabs just wanted to earn even more money.

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', but they weren't aren't trying to save anything. Mr. Krabs just wanted wants to earn even more money.






23rd Oct '16 1:48:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied heavily in an article at ''TheOnion'', in which a ragtag bunch of kids band together to save their clubhouse by putting on an incredibly dark, sexual, [[TrueArtIsAngsty angsty]] and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]] avant-garde art play, including a "whore" squatting out filthy young and pre-teen boys nude with body-painted penises.

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* Parodied heavily in an article at ''TheOnion'', ''Website/TheOnion'', in which a ragtag bunch of kids band together to save their clubhouse by putting on an incredibly dark, sexual, [[TrueArtIsAngsty angsty]] and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible]] avant-garde art play, including a "whore" squatting out filthy young and pre-teen boys nude with body-painted penises.
3rd Oct '16 1:50:06 PM ANTMuddle
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So [[SavingTheOrphanage the orphanage is in trouble]]. Big, costly trouble. How are those orphans going to raise all that money? It's simple: put on a show! We'll use the modest singing talents of the secretary corps, and we can put a stage in that old barn out back, and surely it won't be too hard to rig up a spotlight or two...

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So the OrphanageOfLove [[SavingTheOrphanage the orphanage is in trouble]]. Big, costly trouble. How are those orphans going to raise all that money? It's simple: put on a show! We'll use the modest singing talents of the secretary corps, and we can put a stage in that old barn out back, and surely it won't be too hard to rig up a spotlight or two...



This trope causes ''no end'' of frustration for those who work in theater, especially when they have to explain just how long it takes and how much it costs to "just put on a show."

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This trope causes ''no end'' of frustration for those who actually do work in theater, especially when they have to explain just how long it takes and how much it costs to "just put on a show."
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